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Trader Joe’s must haves

Kylee Barnaj

Since 1967, Trader Joes has been a staple grocery store around California. Aimed to not sell name brand items that you would find at your regular grocery stores such as Ralphs, Costco, or even Gelsons. Trader Joe’s creates unique and healthier products with their own TJ’s twist. Over the years TJ has become known for a bunch of their special snacks and products.

1. Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips, Chili Lime Flavored


The Chili & Lime chips have become extremely popular within the past couple years. TJ spins on the famous Taki’s but makes it gluten free and made with organic ingredients. The chips are perfect with any dips or even just a good option for a simple snack on its own.

2. Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings


If you love Xiao Long Bao this is the perfect thing for you. These beloved soup dumplings are a staple in everyone’s household, including mine. These dumplings are the perfect savory meal for any occasion.

3. Organic Jasmine Rice     


White rice is a super easy meal to make and can be made/mixed in with anything. With its slight jasmine fragrance and nutty flavor makes it a delicious opinion to pick from TJ’s wide varieties of different rices. 

4. Gone Bananas!


The ultimate mix of fruits and chocolate. Deliciously sweet with a slight kick of the dark chocolate and frozen cold is the favorite summer snack during the hot days. 

5. The Chocolate & Vanilla Bean sheet cake


The Chocolate & Vanilla Bean sheet cake is one of TJ’s most well known and loved sweets. The smooth Ganache cream cheese frosting is to die for, it’s the best sweet for any celebration like birthday or parties. 

6. Hold the Cone


Hold the Cone! Mini ice cream cones are an old time classic from TJ. Shaped as mini identical cones are super unique with a chocolate based cone and a sweet coffee taste on the inside. Besides coffee there is regular chocolate and peppermint. 

7. Freeze Dried Strawberries


If you’re a Starbucks Strawberry Lemonade Acai Refresher lover these freeze dried strawberries are the perfect mid-day/late night snack. Very light in the mouth and just the right amount of sweetness is the best pick for you. The crunch of these strawberries is the best if you like your snacks more on the crunchy side.

8. Baked Cheese Crunchies 


Trader Joe’s Baked Cheese Crunchies has become very popular within the past year. These chips are a unique twist on the regular name brand cheetos we are all familiar with. But with Trader Joes they created these chips to be a lot more natural and healthier in their own way.

9. Cold Pressed Pineapple Juice


If you’re a juice type of person and need a new one to try, Trader Joes is the spot for you. Known for all its fresh and organic juices there Pineapple cold press juice is exceptional. This juice has all the goodness of freshly squeezed pineapple juice with absolutely no other added sugars which is exactly the way it is supposed to be.

10. Hash Browns


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The meal where you get your fuel for the rest of the day. Trader Joe’s breakfast hashbrowns are the best go to meal. The potatoes in these hashbrowns are grown in Idaho and to make it is as easy as warming it up on the skillet.

11. Mac ‘n Cheese


Mac n Cheese has been a stable lunch or dinner meal for years now. With thousands of variations of this dish you can never go wrong with it. This four cheese mac n cheese is baked into ooey-gooey and so creamy sauce that puts it all together for the best bite.

12. Ghost Pepper Potato Chips


If you’re a serious all spicy things lover then these chips are exactly what you need in your pantry.These chips will bring you all the joy and spiciness you crave and desire.The spiciness of these chips are balanced out with some natural sweetness from the potato chip itself.

13. Instant Boba Kit


Boba is the perfect sweet and refreshing drink out there. Trader Joe’s Instant Boba Kit gives it to you right from home! Now instead of having to pay the price of one boba drink everyday you can pay that same exact price for this kit which will make double the amount you can get normally.

14. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dunkers


If you enjoy having a nice warm drink of coffee or even milk in the morning Trader Joes has made the best snack to go with your lonely drink. These Chocolate Chips Cookie Dunkers are not too sweet for the morning but just right. These cookies are crispy,crunchy and firm so they maintain their perfect structural shape and wont fall apart when dunking them.

15. Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


On the topic of chocolate, these chocolate and peanut butter cups for TJ’s are the best things you could put in your mouth. Year after year these cups have continued to be the customers and crews favorite chocolatey sweet.These bite-sized treats are dipped in creamy milk chocolate and filled with the creamiest peanut butter and best eaten when kept cold in the fridge giving it a nice cold kick.

16. Vegan Tzatziki Dip


If you love greek food this is the best Tzatziki Dip. This dip is plant based and best of all dairy-free so it’s the best of both worlds.

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Emma Barantsevich
Emma Barantsevich, Staff Writer
Hello! im emma barantsevich. Im a 16 year old girl living here in Calabasas. Some of hobbies consist of hiking and traveling and going out with my friends. I love to write about things i'm passionate about like new social events or new movies and restaurant's that open up. I also love to try new foods and try new things that are out of my comfort zone.
Kylee Barnaj
Kylee Barnaj, Life & Arts Editor
I'm Kylee Barnaj, the Life and Arts section editor. I am a senior, and this is my second year on the Calabasas journalism team. I'm very eager and excited to bring my passions to the Calabasas Courier during the 23' through 24' school year.
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